Douglas Byrd HS
Starter in the middle of the defense ... hard-hitting linebacker ... one of the top tacklers in the SoCon ... makes big plays with his exceptional speed.
2002: Missed time with injuries, but still played in seven games, starting six ... despite missing time, finished seventh on the team with 49 tackles ... had one tackle for a loss, on Sept. 21 against VMI ... had double-digit tackles in consecutive games, with a season-high 13 against the Citadel on Oct. 12 and 10 the following week against Elon ... recovered a fumble on Nov. 2 against Georgia Southern.
2001: Became one of the leaders on defense ... led team in tackles with 101 ... also led team in tackles for loss (8) and sacks (5) ... recorded double-digits in tackles four times ... season-high 19 stops against The Citadel (10/4) ... made 11 stops in upset of Georgia Southern (10/27), including a pair of sacks and three TFLs ... forced three fumbles ... first career interception at VMI (11/22).
2000: Played in five games ... four tackles as a rookie ... career-high two stops twice -- against Furman (Oct. 21) and Wofford (Nov. 3).
High School: Played at Douglas Byrd High School for Coach Paroli ... helped lead his team to the state title game ... named the defensive player of the game in the title contest ... first team all-conference ... totaled 180 tackles as a senior with seven sacks and four interceptions ... forced five fumbles and recovered two ... team was 41-6 while he played.
Personal: Son of Randy and Wyman Cornegay ... born Feb. 12, 1981.